I want to tour around Thailand for a week. Any suggested tours that DO NOT include airfare (I'll already be there)?
I'll be in Thailand for 2 weeks. Bangkok for the first week, and then I'm not sure what I'll be doing for the second week. I'd like to tour around the country on a package kind of deal, but I don't want the cost to include airfare. Any ideas on websites I can check out to sign up for something like that?
There's plenty of travel agents in Bangkok (especially along hotel and backpacker strips) that can help you out.
I would be inclined to book tours when you're there, so you can be flexible about when and where you want to go. It will also be cheaper than booking online or through a local travel agent.
If you're flying in and out of Bangkok then I would suggest 2-3 days when you arrive and 1-2 days when you leave. There's more to see in Thailand ;-)
Travelfish has some good guides - http://www.travelfish.org/country/thailand about 8 years ago
I'd agree with Ian's suggestions, but if you want to plan in advance and have everything set before hand.. try GAP Adventures. I just went on one of their tours in Costa Rica this past June and it was pretty reasonable and a lot of fun. www.gapadventures.com about 8 years ago
Thailand is a very easy country to navigate once you are on the ground. There are innumerable tour operators in Bangkok, especially around Kao San Road, that will set you up with tours, and many other travelers on the same tourism trail. I wouldn't recommend spending an entire week in Bangkok, there is so much more to see around the rest of the country.
If you want beach weather for a few days and are pushed for time, I would recommend Koh Chang, only a few hours outside of Bangkok. If you can also make the trip north to Chiang Mai, you can really immerse yourself in the cultural hub of Thailand (think muay thai boxing classes, cooking schools, village trekking tours).
If you book these things in Bangkok, it will most likely be much less expensive than a package tour. about 8 years ago
Bangkok is a lot of fun, however to get a good feel Thai culture and history- take a trip up o Kanchanaburi. It is amazing, and about a 2 hour drive from Bangkok. Lots to see here( Tiger Temple, ride elephants, lots of temples to see, etc), and very nice people. In Bangkok you can get great deals for a package trip to Kanchanaburi (including transportation, meals, tour guide, beautiful lodging, and various outtings) by going to the Kesher Israeli near Khoasan road in northern Bangkok. about 8 years ago